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Xamarin 4.x Cross-Platform Application Development - Third Edition by Jonathan Peppers

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Chapter 6. XamSnap for Android

To begin writing the Android version of XamSnap, open the solution from the previous two chapters. We'll be working in the XamSnap.Droid project, which should be already setup from the Xamarin project template.

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • The Android manifest
  • Android Material Design
  • Writing a login screen for XamSnap
  • Android's ListView and BaseAdapter
  • Adding a friends list
  • Adding a list of messages

Introducing the Android Manifest

All Android applications have an XML file called the Android Manifest, which declares basic information about the app, and is named AndroidManifest.xml. This is very similar to the Info.plist file on iOS, except Xamarin also provides C# class attributes for placing common settings in the Android ...

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